Milwaukee Bucks Draft David Noel

David Noel's NBA career has begun. The former Tar Heel was selected with the No. 39 overall pick in the NBA Draft on Wednesday night. A 6-6, 223-pound Durham native, he earned second-team All-ACC honors in leading UNC to its surprising second-place finish in the ACC and top-ten national ranking in 2005-06.
June 28, 2006

Noel Awaits Draft Word

Will former Tar Heel David Noel's path to the NBA be as a second round draft pick or as a free agent rookie in the summer league? He'll find out tonight, at the NBA Draft, which begins at 7:30 p.m. on ESPN.
June 28, 2006

Noel Finishes Strong in Portsmouth

North Carolina senior David Noel is in Portsmouth, Va. this week for the Portsmouth Invitational Tournament -- the first of the NBA's pre-draft camps. He's scheduled to play three games, and we'll update this page after each one.
April 7, 2006

Noel Wins Dunk Contest

For David Noel, there were dunks, flips, cartwheels and even pom-pom shaking -- and the result was the title at the 18th Annual Dell College Slam Dunk Contest on Thursday before 7,000 at the Hinkle Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.
March 30, 2006

Noel to Compete in Dunk Contest

North Carolina senior David Noel will compete in the nationally-televised College Slam Dunk Contest this Thursday in Indianapolis, a UNC official confirmed to IC.
March 28, 2006

Bonus Photos: Noel's Windmill

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. --- David Noel's windmill dunk early in the first half against NC State sparked the Tar Heel rally and electrified the Smith Center crowd. Inside Carolina photographer Jim Hawkins captures the breathtaking play in the following photo sequence, provided exclusively for IC subscribers ...
January 9, 2006

Exceeding At Least One Analyst's Expectations

Why have the North Carolina, Memphis, Indiana, Florida and Michigan basketball teams so far exceeded at least one writer's preseason expectations? That writer examines the reasons why.
December 13, 2005